American Airlines is quietly moving to try and establish a more consistent level of service across the thousands of flights it operates domestically and internationally each day.
Sources within the ranks of American’s 27,000-plus flight attendants have reported working alongside a member of AA’s management team called a “service analyst” on flights in recent days.
The profitability of the global airline industry is expected to rise to $US35.5 billion in 2019 thanks to a sharp fall in oil prices and solid expectations of global GDP growth.
The latest projection from the International Air Transport Association also delivers good news for investors with a forecast the return on capital will exceed its cost for the fifth consecutive year.
LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 10, 2018, 1:29PM
The use of biometrics to identify air travelers is expanding, with the world’s largest airline launching a program that uses facial recognition technology for some fliers at Los Angeles International Airport.
From the inside, it looks like your plane is going through a car wash, a soothing experience. The airport operations teams deploy a giant super-soaker spraying out orange or green misty fluid. You’re inside, warm and protected from the elements. The gentle sound of de-icing fluid drips on the windows. Bonus points if it’s an early morning flight; it might lull you to sleep.
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
TWU has been informed by American that they plan to resume USPS drug tests on Fleet Service Clerks. While the vast majority of Fleet Service Clerks records reflect they were drug tested, some members’ records hired after 1998 do not, according to the Company, and they need to comply in order to meet Postal Service requirements.
On Monday, we attended the first Future Leaders Organizing Committee Conference in Dallas, Texas. The focus was on the development of future leaders in the Transport Workers Union. This first conference was vital and needed, how do we as a Union and a local get younger members involved in our Union and develop them as leaders for our future.
Every day, thousands of young men and women around the world fight for change, they are eager, motivated and energized on building a better future. This new Committee tasked to encourage young members to get more active.
As leaders, we need to develop our young members to be leaders in the future. The task of this committee, to build a roadmap that will outline this for young members that will help them grow and thrive in this Union. In TWU Local 512, Lidia Mora will be our Young Workers Committee Chairperson, and She will lead the charge on getting more involved in our Union. The TWU has created a new Facebook page for this committee, it’s called "FLOC Conference" page. Please take the time to click “Like”.
Negotiations update, the Executive Committee has a mediation Conference call on December 14 and full talks with the mediators in San Francisco, January 15-17 with all-day sessions. Equity Update, The TWU International is wrapping up certain items and is near on releasing information on the fees and payouts cost breakdowns that occurred in the equity distributions.
In our weekly meeting with management, we discussed once again the placement of the Alaska cart in the depressed roadway near the L terminal. It seems that the contractors for Alaska continue to move it from its designated area. A non-moveable cart to be placed by Monday in the Alaska bag drop-off area. Issues brought up in the discussion, tile repair at K19, assignment priority with regards to deice/pool CC and pool CC, the need of towing belt loaders to and from the new GEM building.
Also informed that the bag-room would have its monthly power washing of piers 21-28 tonight and on Saturday, piers 1-20. The Company will expand the Rover Program and provide training to members in the ROC and Support.
Another issue is the Jet-blast from AE engines idling during deicing of regionals on the L side terminal on push crews who push aircraft in the K alley. The Company will conduct a Risk Assessment and move the issue up to headquarters. The local will move this issue to the Joint Safety Committee and eventually to the Accident Prevention Council. If we can't find any resolution, then it will be moved up to the International Safety Committee.
Just a reminder that lessons are due by December 15, 2018, please take the time to get them done.
Daniel DiSalvo breaks down the wide-reaching implications of the upcoming Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME.
Clarification on bringing oversized bags up the jet-bridge stairs is as follows.
The dumb-waiter is only to be used when items cannot be safely
carried up the jet-bridge stairs. An item can be safely carried when the FSC is able to carry it with one hand while utilizing the handrail with the other hand.
When strollers, wheelchairs or heavy crew bags cannot be carried while holding the handrail, they may be sent up the dumb-waiter. The crew chief will determine the need to contact customer care and have them send the dumb-waiter down for loading. Customer care can be reached on channel 1 of the radio. When the crew chief is unable to reach customer care they are to contact their zone CSM for assistance in the communication process. We hope this clears up any confusion on the issue. As always the safety of our members is first and foremost.
Vice President, Szwed
TWU Local 512
512 Strong H9 Crew May 28, 2018
Steward Training May 29, 2018
512 Strong ROC May 28, 2018
Mike Neville's Retirement Congratulations
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira Ramp Safety Walk
TWU Local 512 Secretary Treasurer Mike Rubel
TWU Local 512 Vice President Mike Szwed
TWU Local 512 President Juan Elvira
New Officers of TWU local 512 Sworn in
TWU Local 512 is proud to announce the Local 512 app for your smart phone is available for download in the Apple store and the Google play store.
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